Lexicon:Carpe diem

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Citation: carpe diem
Language: Latin
References: The Mauritius Command, page 193
Meaning: use/enjoy the day


Horace, Odes I. The sense in Horace is not 'Seize the Moment!' (still less 'Go For It!') but rather, 'Make the Best Use of Today, for who knows what the Heavens have planned for our Tomorrow'.

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